Melbourne Teaching Certificate


The Melbourne Teaching Certificate (MTC) is a professional development program for University of Melbourne staff with teaching-related responsibilities. It is a cohort-based program completed across one semester. The program comprises two synchronous forums, two asynchronous online modules, two written assignments, and a presentation assignment.

Suitable for

This program is for academic teaching staff at the University of Melbourne. Participants must demonstrate that they have some previous teaching experience and teaching responsibilities at the University of Melbourne in the semester in which they undertake the MTC program.

Those new to university teaching are advised to consider the Certificate in Small-Group Teaching instead.

Intended learning outcomes

Through completion of the MTC, participants will

  • gain insight into the particular teaching environment of the University of Melbourne and of the Australian higher education context;
  • explore scholarly literature around key topics in higher education teaching and learning;
  • collaborate with colleagues from diverse academic and teaching backgrounds;
  • demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles of effective teaching, learning, and assessment in higher education;
  • demonstrate critical self-reflection that relates one’s own teaching practice to theory and research;
  • discuss contemporary issues and challenges facing students in higher education and the implications for educators; and
  • connect theory, scholarship, and practical understanding to propose practical solutions for teachers across the university.

Program schedule

The MTC is a semester-long program. It is offered in both Semester 1 and Semester 2. The program must be started and completed in the same semester. Participants must attend both dates that semester in order to complete the MTC.

Semester 1, 2021

In Semester 1, the MTC will run from 16 February 2021 – 13 June 2021. The following two dates comprise the two synchronous sessions for which participants must be available. The remainder of the commitment will be asynchronous.

First ForumTuesday 16 February, 9:30-11:30amOnline
Second ForumWednesday 17 March, 9:30-11:00amOnline


The call for Expressions of Interest for the Semester 1 intake will close on 18 January 2021, after which applicants will be notified of their acceptance.

Submit Expression of Interest Form


Program content

Dr Samantha Marangell, Program Coordinator

Administrative matters

Dina Uzhegova, Program Officer